Tackle Derek Sherrod is entering his fourth season in the NFL and he’s made about zero impact since the Green Bay Packers selected him in the first round in 2011.
Most of that can be attributed to injuries. He suffered a gruesome leg injury late in 2011, missed all of 2012 and part of 2013. So this might be Sherrod’s last go round with the Packers.
He has a fifth-year team option on his contract, but at $7.438 million the Packers won’t be picking that up. That means Sherrod will be a free agent after the 2014 season.
Since they’ve paid him a ton of money for doing nothing for three years, Sherrod should just re-sign with the Packers for like $1 or something so they can get some return on their investment. That probably won’t happen though.
It’s possible Sherrod never starts a game for the Packers. Not too many first-round picks can say they’ve never started a game for the team that drafted them, but Sherrod may become one of them.
He’s obviously no better than the No. 3 tackle on the depth chart at this point, which means he has no shot of getting on the field unless David Bakhtiari or Bryan Bulaga goes down.
Are we ever going to see this guy play for the Packers?
Well, does it even matter anymore?